Six By Nico, the Manchester restaurant that offers diners six-course tasting menus for just £37, has revealed it will be bringing back its popular Chippy Tea tasting menu this month.
Featuring such chip shop favourites as the deep-fried Mars bars, scampi, cheesy chips and steak pie, The Chippie menu was a huge hit when it was first unveiled in 2019 – leading the restaurant to receive 3,000 advance bookings for the six course experience.
It was later reintroduced as an at-home dining kit during lockdown before returning again as ‘The Chippie 2.0’ in the summer of 2020 when restaurants were allowed to reopen.
Now, it’s making another return to the restaurant with six refreshed chip shop-inspired courses on offer – each paying homage to ultimate British comfort foods.
The brainchild of half-Scottish, half-Italian chef Nico Simeone, the first course will comprise chips and cheese (Parmesan Espuma / Curry Oil & Emulsion / Crisp Potato Terrine), before offering an ode to Scampi (Crispy Monkfish / Dill Emulsion / Gribiche / Peas / Beurre Blanc).
This will be followed by courses of Steak Pie (24 Hour Beef Shin / Burnt Onion Ketchup / Mushroom Duxelle / ‘Meaty Salsa), Fish Supper (Scrabster Coley / Pickled Mussels / Confit Fennel / Samphire / Beer Emulsion) and Smoked Sausage (Trio of Pork / Apple / Black Pudding / Salt Baked Celeriac / Choucroute).
The menu will then finish with the longstanding pudding favourite Deep Fried Mars bar (Chocolate Pave / Irn Bru Sorbet / Deep Fried Mars Bar), for the ultimate naughty chip shop treat.
There are alternative menus available for vegans and veggies, with dishes including Root Vegetable Pie (urnt Onion Ketchup / Mushroom Duxelle), Crispy Tofu (Confit Fennel / Samphire / House Sauce / Beer Scraps) and Halloumi (Confit Fennel / Samphire / House Sauce / Beer Scraps).
As for paired wines, if you really want to push the boat out you can opt for these alongside for just £30 extra a head.
The 17-year-old victim – who has been named as Kyle Hackland – was stabbed at around 11:30am on Southlea Road in Withington on Tuesday 22 November, and sadly passed away from his injuries shortly after he was taken to hospital.
GMP said at the time that it did not believe the incident was “a random attack”.
Shortly after making that announcement, the force confirmed that on Thursday 24 November, a teenager handed himself in to North Manchester Police Station, with a second teenager then handing himself in to Cheadle Heath Police Station later on the same day, and both being arrested shortly after.
On top of that, a third teenager was arrested at an address in Wythenshawe on suspicion of assault, possession of an offensive weapon, and affray.
After confirming that three arrests had been made in connection with the devastating incident, GMP said its Major Incident Team were conducting an “extensive and thorough investigation” to establish circumstances and find out who is responsible.
Now, the force has confirmed that on Monday, three men have been charged in connection with this incident.
They have been named as Yusef Sesay (24/11/2004) of Denton Road in Audenshaw, Lewis Ludford (05/12/2004) of no fixed abode, and a 16-year-old male – who cannot be named for legal reasons.